Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte with built-in automotive appeal

Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte with built-in automotive appeal

Nokia has introduced a new version of its premium 8800 mobile phone constructed from carbon fiber, titanium, polished glass and stainless steel – materials that can make an auto enthusiast weak at the knees. Called the Nokia 8800 ‘Carbon Arte,’ the new handset features woven carbon-fiber panels and a unique touch-sensitive stainless steel panel that users need only tap to light up the display screen.

Drawing inspiration from modern sports cars and the aerospace industry, the choice of materials and technologies wouldn’t be out of place in some of the most expensive supercars, and would even be a welcome addition in some. Take for example the anti-fingerprint coating, which is designed to reduce smudges and surface dust on the metal and glass panels.

In addition to 3G capabilities and 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera, the Carbon Arte also features an organic LED display and 4GB of built-in memory.

The new mobile phone is currently available in select markets and is priced from €1,100 (approximately $1,630). Exclusive to the phone is a Bluetooth touch-sensitive volume control headset, a desk stand and a leather carrying case.

Via Gizmag